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2014 Roundup: This Year in Mobile Apps
News  |  12/31/2014
Health insurers were busy with app development this year, but the P&C sector also narrowed its focus on broadening mobile capabilities.
5 Smartphone Wishes For 2015
News  |  12/31/2014
Smartphones must do better in five key areas -- starting with battery life.
Mobile Payments: 5 Things To Expect In 2015
News  |  12/31/2014
Mobile payment technology has new momentum going into 2015. What's next?
2014: The Year Of The Digital Banking Tipping Point
News  |  12/31/2014
Digital banking went from buzzword to standard in 2014. Bank Systems & Technology's top 7 articles about digital illustrate the concept's momentum.
Apple Devices Top Holiday Gift List
News  |  12/30/2014
iPhones, iPads represented more than half of mobile devices activated this holiday season.
How Big Data Will Drive 5G
News  |  12/29/2014
Never heard of "the tactile Internet"? You will. Here's how data-driven applications and services are shaping the development of 5G wireless.
Samsung Speeds Up Note 4 Smartphone
News  |  12/29/2014
Samsung cancels Galaxy Alpha, adjusts smartphone lineup just days ahead of the Consumer Electronics Show.
5 Education Tech Trends For 2015
Commentary  |  12/29/2014
Education is being flipped on its head by technology. Teachers see the promise -- and the pitfalls.
8 Biggest Tech Disappointments Of 2014
Slideshows  |  12/29/2014
From Uber's dirty tactics to Silicon Valley's lack of diversity, look back at the year's biggest letdowns.
Apple's iPads: 4 Things To Watch In 2015
Commentary  |  12/29/2014
Apple's iPad sales slowed down in 2014, but the company can open new avenues for growth in 2015, especially among enterprise customers.
6 Tips For Managing Worldwide Offices
Commentary  |  12/26/2014
Set clear goals, communicate in real-time, and other advice for keeping far-flung teams on the same page.
5 Best Smartphones Of 2014
News  |  12/23/2014
There's never been a better time to buy a smartphone. These five stood out from the pack.
Microsoft: 5 Must-Do's In 2015
Commentary  |  12/23/2014
Microsoft had a strong 2014. To continue its momentum, the company has some work to do next year.
5 Worst Smartphones Of 2014
News  |  12/22/2014
We've seen some incredible flops in the smartphone market this year. Here are the most notorious stinkers.
Android Antitrust Lawsuit Given Another Chance
News  |  12/19/2014
Judge expressed concern about the plaintiffs' case, but didn't altogether dismiss lawsuit alleging Google antitrust violations.
Big Data: 6 Bold Predictions For 2015
News  |  12/19/2014
'Tis the season when industry soothsayers don their prognostication caps to make fearless forecasts for the coming year. What does the crystal ball say about big data?
Android 5.0 Lollipop: Smartphone OS Arrival Guide
News  |  12/18/2014
When will your device get the latest version of Android? Here's the scoop from phone makers.
Wearables In 2015: 4 Predictions
News  |  12/18/2014
Smart glasses like Google Glass get put to the test in the enterprise, while smartwatches slowly woo consumers thanks to the Apple Watch.
BlackBerry Returns To Its Roots With Classic
News  |  12/17/2014
BlackBerry hopes keyboard aficionados will pick up the Classic smartphone in lieu of iPhones and Androids.
Samsung Explores Apple Pay Competitor
News  |  12/16/2014
Samsung seeks partnership with mobile payment startup in effort to compete with Apple Pay.
SpaceCurve Promises Real-Time Location Insight
News  |  12/16/2014
SpaceCurve takes on Oracle and other database vendors with a geospatial platform that brings location analytics to streaming apps.
Federal Smartphone App Aims To End DUIs
News  |  12/15/2014
Government-backed app estimates user's blood-alcohol content, offers to call a taxi if smartphone owner can't pass the traffic games.
Microsoft: 9 Best Moves Of 2014
News  |  12/15/2014
After a rocky 2013, Microsoft bounced back this year. Here's what worked.
Iowa Mobile ID Program Raises Privacy Questions
News  |  12/12/2014
The state of Iowa proposes using a mobile app as an option to a traditional driver's license -- but security questions abound.
Microsoft Teases Windows 10 Details
News  |  12/12/2014
Microsoft on January 21 plans to disclose more details on the OS's touch-focused, consumer-oriented side.
Geekend: Oculus Rift Tourism
Commentary  |  12/12/2014
The tourism industry hopes to lure us with virtual reality previews of destinations viewed with the Oculus Rift and other VR headsets. Will it backfire?
Cisco Reveals Analytics Strategy
News  |  12/12/2014
Cisco says insights can't wait for data to travel from Internet of Things devices to the data center. Its solution: Analysis at the network's edge.
United To Equip Flight Attendants With iPhone 6 Plus
News  |  12/11/2014
United Airlines plans to distribute 23,000 iPhone 6 Plus devices to flight attendants to improve customer service and communications.
Windows 10 Likely To Go Freemium, Analysts Say
News  |  12/10/2014
Microsoft needs new ways to generate revenue, and a subscription-based Windows 10 version is a likely approach. But consumers may get a basic version for free.
Can Google's ReCAPTCHA Swat The Bots?
Commentary  |  12/10/2014
New API promises to cut down on the annoyance factor of proving to websites we're human.
Box Counters Dropbox With Enterprise Security Initiative
News  |  12/10/2014
Box launches Box Trust, a network of verified security vendors, and a new app to secure content accessed from mobile devices.
Americans 'Obsessed' With Their Devices
News  |  12/10/2014
Deloitte study says US consumers spend more time than ever with their smartphones and other mobile devices -- and that's expected to increase with the onset of connected homes and cars.
Forrester: Wearables Interest Businesses More Than Consumers
News  |  12/10/2014
Companies see wearables as tools to improve operational efficiency and enhance the customer experience, Forrester report says.
Buyer's Guide: Tablets For Business
News  |  12/10/2014
Applications make or break tablets as work devices; consider these key apps. For our take on what's important in business tablet hardware, security, peripherals, and integration, download our full buyer's guide.
IT's Role In The Business Of Things
Commentary  |  12/10/2014
Eliminating the time suck associated with mundane tasks wins consumer loyalty. When colleagues knock on your door with ideas, are you ready to support them?
Mobile Payments Won't Replace Cards And Cash Anytime Soon
Commentary  |  12/10/2014
Why mobile payment apps remain on the fringes despite security and authentication benefits.
Amazon Invites Haggling Over Some Prices
News  |  12/9/2014
Amazon's "Make an Offer" option lets potential buyers of collectibles negotiate how much they will pay.
Blackphone Adds Secure App Store
News  |  12/9/2014
Update to PrivatOS adds a dedicated storefront and segregated work spaces.
10 Ways To Improve Your Personal Brand
Slideshows  |  12/9/2014
Want to boost your career credibility? Consider this expert advice on strengthening a personal brand.
Apple Names Top Apps For 2014
News  |  12/8/2014
Games and creativity apps were big winners on Apple's list this year, but 2014 was also a great year for productivity apps.
Windows 10: 5 New Facts
News  |  12/8/2014
Microsoft is done releasing Windows 10 previews until at least January, but details about the new operating system continue to leak.
FCC: Too Many Phones Still Being Stolen
News  |  12/5/2014
FCC tasks carriers and law enforcement to do more to deter smartphone theft.
Apple, Samsung Back In Court
News  |  12/4/2014
Heads roll at Samsung HQ as the company appeals a $930 million judgment awarded to Apple.
Apple And Google At Work: The Enterprise Challenge
Commentary  |  12/4/2014
With Apple and Google pushing products into the enterprise, businesses need to rethink how they invest in new technology.
iPhone 6 Helps Apple Regain Smartphone Marketshare
News  |  12/3/2014
Sales of Apple's new iPhones take a bite out of Android in most global markets.
Who Is Your Industry's Digital Master?
Commentary  |  12/3/2014
If you think digital transformation is only happening in a few hip industries, you're already getting left behind.
5 Companies That Represent IT's Best
Commentary  |  12/3/2014
Here's a look at the No. 1 company in each of the past five annual InformationWeek IT rankings. Why not yours in 2015? Apply for the InformationWeek Elite 100.
Why FBI Is Wrong On Encryption Workaround
Commentary  |  12/3/2014
Such a measure would invade privacy, extend government overreach, and hurt US tech companies.
HP Ultra-Thin Business Notebooks Use Intel Core M
News  |  12/2/2014
Billed as the thinnest and lightest notebook for business, HP's new EliteBook Folio 1020 is slimmer than Apple's MacBook Air.
Android Lollipop's Slow Start Vs. iOS 8
News  |  12/2/2014
The latest version of Android is barely a blip, but Apple iOS 8 is making gains, according to mobile OS adoption data.
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